The Mamba Mentality takes us inside the mind of one of the most creative basketball players of all time, and features photographs by Andrew D. Bernstein, longtime official photographer for the Lakers and the NBA.
“Warning: Be prepared for an adventure in high-level basketball … This book is a window into the mind of someone who mastered the game.”
“Kobe knew that to be the best you need a different approach from everyone else … Enjoy this magnificent book. I have no doubt that you will be inspired.”
“Bryant is inarguably among the top 20 basketball players of all time: five-time champion, 18-time all-star, the list goes on. But overshadowing all the achievement is his legendary work ethic, drive, and devotion to the craft of basketball … Bryant offers plenty of anecdotes about teammates and opponents. What sets this book apart from the competition is Bernstein’s photography. It’s wonderful.”
Booklist (starred review)
“The future NBA Hall of Famer explores his process and craft … From training to practice to recovery to mental preparation to highly technical descriptions of his mechanics—and those of his opponents—he delves into it all. The book will appeal to die-hard basketball fans intrigued by one of the game’s brightest minds … An ideal gift for the Lakers fan in the house.”